Articles on Andrew Lebovich

G5 Sahel: Much done, more to do (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2018

Significant progress on funding and co-ordination, but problematic partnerships with local militias and abuses by security services still hamper prospects for EU’s Sahel strategy.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

Sahel visit leaves fundamental issues unaddressed (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 26 October 2017

UNSC delegation continues to focus on technical implementation rather than tackling political problems.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Serious questions remain over G5 Sahel military force (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 16 June 2017

France is pushing for regional military support, but the proposed force risks causing more harm than good.

Stabilising Mali - why Europe must look beyond technicalities (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 24 May 2017

To foster long-term stability in Mali, the international community must not content itself with the implementation of technicalities.

The risks of deeper engagement in Mali (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 03 August 2016

The war in Mali continues to expand, even as the country’s peace process stumbles ever onward. 

Taking Mali hostage (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 12 May 2016

The kidnapping of four ICRC workers by prominent political figures in Mali indicates that the Jihadists might be holding the peace process hostage as well as its aid workers.